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Chilaca Mexican (Negro) Pepper Seeds

Chilaca Mexican (Negro) Pepper Seeds

Plant size: 3 ft. Pod size: 8-10" Origin: Mexico Species: Annuum SHU: 1,000-2,500
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Also known as the Pasilla Bajio Chilaca, Pasilla pepper, or Chile Negro, this flavorful pepper originates from Mexico. Chilica translates to “old” or “gray hair,” and Pasilla translates to “little raisin” in Spanish. Besides the aforementioned names, the Chilaca Mexican pepper goes by many other names as well.

This pepper plant reaches 3 ft. tall and grows plenty of these 8-10" long pods. Peppers will have a curved, flattened, conical shape and waxy, wrinkly skin. This pepper can be harvested at multiple stages of maturity and can surprise your taste buds at its different stages. When young, it has a mild, tangy, floral flavor with heat similar to the Poblano pepper. When it matures, the flavor is a much more earthy, sweeter flavor with raisin-like undertones and subtle, mild heat. If growing this pepper, it will ripen from dark green to a dark brown-black color when mature.

When in its dried format, the chili is called Pasilla chile which is more recognized than when it’s fresh. You can use these dried Pasilla chiles for grilling, roasting, baking, or to be eaten fresh and added into hot sauces!

  • Species: Capsicum Annuum
  • Heat Level: 1,000-2,500 SHUs
  • Type: Mild
  • Flavor: Tangy, Floral
  • Origin: Mexico
  • Pod Size: 8-10"
  • Plant Height: 3 ft.
  • Days to Harvest: 85+ Days

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Lorne Hall

I haven’t planted them yet, but soon!

Evelynne Walla-Ayala
Chilaca Mexican

I can't wait to have the seeds start growing. I just planted them 2 days ago! I will have to feedback later!